Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 2014 Weddings

This wedding invitation for Leah Ferguson and Edward Durkin was printed in gold thermography ink by William Arthur and is featured in their Truly album.

Beautiful Calligraphy by Claire Frascogna of Scripted Calligraphy decorates this wedding invitation for Madeleine Peeples and William Patrick Nichols.

Haley Blackburn and Ruben Smith selected this Carlson Craft wedding invitation featuring a soft blue and taupe shimmery folder and gold thermography ink.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Proper Prints Calligraphy Class

Our delightful friend Margaret from Proper Prints Calligraphy hosted
a calligraphy class at Fresh Ink this spring.
She provided all the supplies in a darling little personalized
package for each attendant.  We can't wait for her to come back!


Friday, May 16, 2014

It's time for the National Stationery Show!
That means its time for New York lights,
many late nights, and lots and lots of paper.

Lydia and Pug caught our eye with their illustration
and adorably addressed envelope!

The Social Type never disappoints.
Their darling card featured a marbled front that we fell for
in combination with gold fold and a taxi-yellow envelope.

Smock uses classic ivory and water color lilac designs.

Wild Ink Press goes for light, girly pastels
and beautiful handwritten calligraphy.
Nature, birds, and blues and greens
are the theme of Betsy White Stationery.
Haute Papier put together an entire gift bag
filled with purple and silver foil goodies.

Belle and Union Co. combined American, 
vintage western themes with girly teals and pinks.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Work, Play, Stray - photos from the week of May 5th

Happy spring!

Mark your calendar for the HeARTalot Photamerica showcase
on May 15th. Follow @joshhailey on instagram for more information

Modern calligraphy is growing in popularity which thrills us.
We had the most lovely time swooning over this amazing
calligraphy by artist Chelsea Petaja during a recent consultation.
Her designs for Bella Figura have always caught my eye.

This week we re-stocked on some goodies for the
Stray at Home music festival and some other shows
we will be doing this summer. Our colorful
Mississippi napkins are back in stock!

In lieu of business cards, we took these frost cups
to the Stray at Home music festival and handed them out.

Debuting at Stray at Home were several new and exclusive
gold foil prints that we designed.  This one was purchased
several times and given for Mother's Day!

Adding any casual frame makes this a delight to display.

The National Stationery Show is right around the corner,
and we are anticipating it's arrival by sending a little love
to some of our vendors via a fun poem with a NY theme.

On the design front, monograms continue to fascinate our brides.
One bride had a friend in Dallas create this lovely duogram for her wedding.
We used it throughout invitations, programs, and cups & napkins.

A more contemporary monogram adorned this suite
that we developed for a bride in the DC area.
We handled the full service of stamping, sealing, and mailing these for her,
so she never even had to come visit our store!

Instagram is one of our favorite ways to stay in touch
with what our favorite designers have been up to.
I have always loved the creations of Mae Mae Paperie,
and she constantly inspires us with her color choices.

Wondering what to give the person who has everything
and is so hard to shop for? Give them a return address stamp
kit - it includes the stamper, plus a pre-paid promotional code
so they can pick out whatever design they want - you don't have to guess
what they would like!

We'll leave you with a few photos from Stray at Home
where we had a booth along with so many other talented artists.
The fundraiser was to help finance improvements to Smith Park.
The music was amazing, and so were the organizers.
We hope to see you there next year!


Monday, May 5, 2014

First of May

It's almost Mother's Day!
She gave birth to you - the least you can do
is send her a card and a gift!

One of our favorite cards from Emily McDowell,
paired with a new notebook from Rifle Paper Co
and some Lollia lotion would make a great gift.

The new calligraphy name stamp we developed has been a huge hit!
Use it to stamp any notes, cards, or even wrapping paper.
We sell it with a gold ink pad
because gold is so much more interesting than black.

Your mom would love some colorful embossed napkins
for summer entertaining.
Why not give her a set of each color
and let her mix them on her patio?

Monogrammed guest towels make a great gift for mom.
She can use them for easy dinner napkins
or in the guest bathroom on the vanity.

For the mom who has everything,
how about a gold or silver luxe leather cord keeper?
This is the best invention ever!

Graduation season always sparks interest in our Moon & Lola Necklaces.
The mini (top - purple) is a recent addition to their size line up.
The extra large (bottom - blonde tortoise) is gorgeous as well and new.
These would definitely be worn by graduates this summer
and well into the fall football season.

New Rifle Paper Company folio sets are now in stock.
They make a lovely graduation happy for a special senior.

Our new wick trimmer and wick dipper are our new necessities.
You will never soot-ify your scissors again
to incorrectly trim your candle wick thanks to this new arrival
from the developer in Memphis, Tennessee.

Here's how it works!
Our Seda France candles are particularly
guilty of wick "mushrooming."
This causes the candle to smoke and emit soot.

The wick trimmer snips the long wick,
and captures the icky sooty part
from falling back into the candle wax.

Voila, neatly trimmed wick!

And a beautifully burning candle - minus smoke and soot!

The wick dipper also let's you extinguish your candle
without any smoke or mess.
It's a perfect duo to give the candle lover in your life.

Spring fever has arrived….

And with it wedding season!
We have been putting together many wonderful color palettes.
This one in burlap, lace, kraft, copper,
and indigo blue for a bridal meeting.

One of our dear brides created a custom fan for her wedding.
The pale pink and hunter green colors will go with many color schemes
and provide a welcome breeze in the Southern summer heat for your guests!

The first of May brings more roses like these,

But also the kind that go along with the KENTUCKY DERBY!

Our friends host the most delightful derby party every year
and their strawberry mint juleps are the peak of the event
even if your horse does not take home the prize.

We hope you will come see us here next weekend for more information

Or you can always come see us here

Hope to see you soon!


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